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You are not logged in. #1 20121111 09:09:22
Stuck trying to prove/show somethingHey guys, i'm doing an econ assignment but i'm either going about the question in completely the wrong way  or im stuck on some math that i'm unable to do. Assuming it's the second (because i dont just want to post the question and get you to do the whole thing for me), here's what im stuck on. #2 20121111 09:16:16
Re: Stuck trying to prove/show somethingHi;
I am not following you here. Please post the exact question. Wording is very important in mathematics. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #3 20121111 09:21:42
Re: Stuck trying to prove/show somethingSorry, maybe ignore that bit, i'm not sure that even makes sense anyway  i was just speculating about how i'd demonstrate that at least one of the values, A, B, C would be greater than D at every value of x and y. #4 20121111 09:39:30
Re: Stuck trying to prove/show somethingIf x,y were in the interval of 0 and 1? In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #6 20121111 09:53:56
Re: Stuck trying to prove/show somethingHi; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #7 20121111 10:04:55
Re: Stuck trying to prove/show somethingI don't think the point is to prove that one of those is always greater than D, but rather at least one of those will be greater than D for some x and y. The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #8 20121111 10:49:13
Re: Stuck trying to prove/show somethingHi;
Looks like he is saying A or B or C is always greater in that interval. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. 